CBD & Menstrual Cycle Relief

Mood swings, painful cramps, trouble sleeping, and breakouts are some of the worst things about that time of the month. Crying at random commercials, curling up in bed with a heating pad and a whole season of TV to binge, canceling night plans because of that huge zit that popped up… periods can really throw a wrench in your day-to-day life. But have you looked into CBD as an option for menstrual cycle relief? Its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and antimicrobial properties may make CBD your new best friend during your period. Here’s the deets on CBD & Menstrual Cycle Relief!


Mensies making you moody? 

During the menstrual cycle, estrogen, progesterone, and serotonin levels change pretty drastically. Serotonin is one of the main neurotransmitters responsible for mood! Basically, neurotransmitters and their receptors function like keys and locks - when the key finds the lock, there’s a chemical reaction. Serotonin is the key for locks like anxiety, low mood, irritability, etc. Recent studies have shown that CBD can also activate the same receptors (or unlock the same locks). It has been linked to less anxiety, fewer intrusive thoughts, and an overall more stable mood! For tackling mood swings and anxiety caused by the menstrual cycle, we suggest a CBD tincture. 



Cramps killing you? 

The cramping and bloating may be the worst thing about that time of the month! During the menstrual cycle, the body boosts its production of a chemical called prostaglandins - these guys cause inflammation, increased pain sensitivity, and heavy bleeding. They sound terrible, but they’re actually completely necessary for a healthy menstrual cycle! If your cramps are really bad, your body probably overproduces this chemical. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce the levels of prostaglandin-producing enzymes, resulting in less menstrual cramping and bloating. In addition to using a tincture daily, we recommend you try a topical CBD pain cream on the areas where the cramps are the worst. CBD & Menstrual Cycle Relief can really help kill cramps. 



Cycle giving you sleep troubles?

Can CBD help you sleep during your menstrual cycle? The short answer is yes, but let’s revisit serotonin receptors. Another lock that the serotonin key fits in is insomnia - you know what that means, the CBD key fits too. With its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can calm those thoughts and worries keeping you up. As it calms your brain, your melatonin levels should rise, letting your body know it’s bedtime. CBD is a better option than melatonin because it’s been linked to not only increasing melatonin levels but also targeting the anxiety that is the real cause of your restlessness. We definitely recommend adding a CBD tincture to your nightly routine during your time of the month to increase your odds at a good night’s sleep. 



Periods bringing you pimples?

CBD can help tackle menstrual cycle breakouts in 4 different ways. First, it helps regulate sebum production. Sebum is an oil that is absolutely necessary for skin health, but when it’s overproduced, it causes breakouts. CBD interacts with your body to regulate how much is produced! Secondly, CBD regulates your hormones. Remember how CBD can help balance your mood? A balanced mood promotes balanced skin. Third, CBD fights inflammation. Your immune system sends white blood cells to help fight off the bacteria causing your breakouts. This reaction causes some swelling and inflammation, which CBD can help tone down. Lastly, CBD can help kill the bacteria causing the blemishes. CBD and the terpenes in it have been shown to have high antibacterial properties. To combat your breakouts during your menstrual period, we suggest our topical CBD acne cream!